The project was implemented between 1 May and 30 November 2011, and its coordinator was the Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth For The World. The aim of the project was to raise awareness of the Polish society about global issues such as poverty, illiteracy, education of women, AIDS and fair trade, and also to teach about the Millennium Development Goals and global developmental interdependences.
As part of the project activities, in a bus equipped in multimedia tools, authentic exhibits from the countries of the Global South, posters, films, presentations and educational materials, a touring exhibition “Our world in your city” was created. The exhibition visited Krakow, Jablonka, Poznan, Gdynia, Warsaw and Wroclaw. It was open to the public from May to November 2011, and was visited by a total of 1,488 students (participants of 93 groups) and 12,910 individual visitors.
Several events accompanied the opening and closing of the exhibition in every city: a multicultural picnic, Fair Trade food tasting, lectures, dance workshops, a location-based game “Get to know the Millennium Development Goals”, and African music concerts, among others. Over 1,000 people participated in those events. 39 workshops about chosen aspects of the exhibition topics and international volunteering were carried out, that were attended by 741 people.
As part of the remaining educational activities, 8,500 brochures, 3,000 magazines and 300 board games about the Millennium Development Goals were published and distributed. 160 teachers received lesson plans related to the topics of global education.